Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let The Adventure Begin

The newlyweds left Monday for a most excellent adventure in Hawaii!

Three months on the big island, wwoofing for Hawaiian Island Retreat, an eco lodge that is completely off the grid.
What is wwoofing, you ask? Wwoofing stands for World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.

For three months, they work and learn about organic farming in exchange for room and board and meals. The Hawaiian Island Retreat has 50 acres and produce all the food that they serve to their guests. Ashley hopes to be able to cook as well as garden...

This looks like paradise! Totally secluded, off the grid, Hawaii at its finest.
No wonder this eco lodge is perfect for yoga retreats and spa vacations.
It is in harmony with nature.
" Every night stars filled the sky. No humming power lines. No street lamps. Just velvet night and the brilliance of a multitude of stars."

The rooms are beautiful. This is the "honeymoon suite!"
No, the newlyweds are not staying here, but rather in a yert!

The yerts are an option for guests if they choose a more economical, in tune with nature kind of stay.

Basically, a yert is just a canvas tent. These yerts look quite luxurious and come with a bathroom, thank you very much!

Oh, to be young again!
If I were, I would definitely want to wwoof in Hawaii!

Check out the Wwoof USA website for more info.
For more about Hawaii Island Retreat, their website offers a ton of information.
Ashley promises to blog and tweet about their experience, so be sure to visit her blog, Tourshi to follow along. Or follow her on Twitter here.

And if you decide to book a stay there, say hi to my kids!


  1. Wow...fascinating and inspiring, and in Hawaii no less...lucky them. Wishing them a fabulous time!

  2. Our friends daughter did this in New Zealand and Australia. What a wonderful way to see the world and make a big difference! Happy travels to the newlyweds.

  3. My son (a teacher) spent a summer in Japan wwoofing on an orchard. Lots of hard work, but an incredible experience. He was pleased with the organization! Sally

  4. I almost 'woofed' in Australia in a place called should look it up, talk about rustic royalty! I'd prefer to stay in the yurt myself, closer to nature, but no less royal :D

  5. What a wonderful experience of a lifetime.

  6. Wow! What an opportunity that is!!! I love that yurt!!

  7. They will have a fabulous time! I just know it. They are quite the beautiful couple, inside as well as out! xo marlis

  8. Wow!Du Glückspilz!Was für eine wunderschöne Ort...ein sehr schöne Erfahrung mit natur pur.Viel Spass.Schönes W.E.Bussi.Luciene.

  9. How lucky for them to be able to wwhoof in Hawaii!!!!!!!!! Best wishes to them. XO, Pinky

  10. Wow.. did all wwoofers stay here? seems more like a hotel than farm work!
    thinking about wwoofing for a year after I finish high school, before i go to college!


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